(photo of Lisa Ling. source: Eric Lamph, InStyle Weddings)


Red – The color of luck in Chinese culture. The bride would normally wear an all red dress that is typically embroidered with many designs made of gold or silver thread. The most typical designs on the dress are those of the dragon and phoenix, showing the union of male and female sides.

This is the year of the Earth Rat, which is associated with fresh starts. Oh! I can’t think of a better year to get married — especially if you were born in the year of the Ox, Dragon or Monkey. If you were born in the year of the Rat, prepare for a double dose of good forturne throughout the Chinese New Year!

Gung Hey Fat Choy!

Love & Soul Always, Kay